For the Korean carmaker, this year will be a real spring cleaning. Allegedly, 13 vehicles have been confirmed to come facelifted or redesigned by the end of 2019. Among them is the company’s famous sedan as well. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata is about to come completely redesigned. There’s no need for some special introduction of this model. It is one of the company’s most famous and best-selling models for decades. The current model represents the seventh generation under this nameplate and has been around for about five years. The upcoming redesign is about to bring a fine number of novelties, starting from an upgraded engine lineup, more equipment, and better driving quality. Expect to see it by the end of the year.
- Completely redesigned
- Wide engine palette
- Spacious cabin
- Attractive price
- Underpowered base engine
- Below-average fuel economy
The new, eight generations of the famous sedan have been spotted on the road. It is in a testing stage, so it’s not strange that it wears a complete camouflage. Despite being completely covered, it shows its shape pretty clearly. From what we can see, the overall layout won’t go far away from the current model. Count on a familiar shape, but expect to see it fitted to the brand’s newest design language, which is a bit of departure from the current model, at least when it comes to the front end. Mechanically, the new model will change a lot. This overhaul should provide better efficiency, more comfortable ride and better performances.
This is one of the aspects where we expect a lot from the new model. The current generation looks quite good. It features lots of quality materials, legroom and cargo space. Still, it isn’t on the same level as class-leaders like Honda Accord or Toyota Camry. Therefore, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata should bring finer dashboard design, more tech features, and a more upscale overall layout.
The current generation features a wide but not so impressive engine lineup. Two of three units in the offer are definitely underpowered. Base models feature a familiar 2.4-liter atmospheric four-cylinder engine that delivers around 185 horsepower. An optional 1.6-liter turbo-four seems like a great efficient alternative, but it features even less power, 178 hp. Finally, there is a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which delivers around 245 horsepower. All three units should carry on, with the addition of a new turbo-four engine, which will be reserved for a performance-oriented N-badged version, probably tuned to somewhere between 270 and 300 horsepower.
2020 Hyundai Sonata Release Date
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata should arrive sometime in the second half of year. The price should remain pretty much the same, which would mean somewhere around $22,500 for the base model.